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Philip Morris USA Richmond Reviews

Updated March 7, 2017
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Philip Morris USA President & CEO Cliff B. Fleet
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Pros
  • pay decent--not the best, good work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • 1 in hourly wage and hundreds to thousands in bonus money per year, good benefits, 401k match, easy work (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Can't beat it"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Philip Morris USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay for hourly, decent benefits, profit sharing second to none.

    Cons

    As in all industries you can get a bad supervisor that tries to make your world hard but for the most part a good atmosphere. Overtime can be rough at times. sometimes forced 7days and 12 hours

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees.


  2. "Technician III"

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    Current Employee - Tech III in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Tech III in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Philip Morris USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Can work without talking to anyone all day. Free t-shirts, Join a team and sit in the break room all day instead of doing audits. The more teams you join the less you have to be on the floor actually working. Non-productive is the key to easy weekly pay! You don't have to be smart or think for the production jobs here. Free vouchers to the cafeteria when you behave. Throw me a banana!

    Cons

    Forced over time, pay is average for VA you have to work over time to make the money you could make at a professional job with no over time. The majority of the workers are uneducated and act is if they are field workers. NO room for advancement unless you want to be a BUL and give up your pension for demeaning work. Too many interns. The CEO needs to cut pension, hire contractors, and put the uneducated workers back in their place. The company does not really pay for school. None of the workers go anyway. If you just want physical work with no meaning PMUSA is where it is. Generations of families work there with no real goals. Too many of the salaried workers hope to get to headquarters one day but they stay in the positions for decades and add no value to the company. The CEO needs to do a overhaul and clean house. Save money and get rid of the over paid workers! Anyone could do those jobs for $9 an hour and be proud! Poor union. Union workers are machine operators who love the time off the floor lol.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and notice that your workers are overpaid and many are not retiring because of this and all of the committees you pay workers to be on doing audits is just time that they ride the clock, Your tenured salaried workers stay in positions and do nothing to add value. Hire more innovative university grads and replace the operators on the floor with contractors. The work isn't hard at all. You can hire people to do the physical work running machines for way less! Force these people to go out and take the time to educate themselves. Hire students who are looking for valuable experiences and want to learn the product life cycle. Replace non productive BUL's who sit in the offices all day.


  3. "Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for with excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Shift work wasn't for me.

    Advice to Management

    Put in the hours it will be well worth it.


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  5. "Shipping and Receiving Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Petersburg, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Petersburg, VA

    I have been working at Philip Morris USA (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable company to work for.

    Cons

    Will not hire you full time even if you been working there for some years


  6. Helpful (1)

    "IT"

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Richmond, VA

    Pros

    great people. never micromanaged, had wonderful bosses although they changed a lot

    Cons

    tough hours, corporate mentality-- lots of rules to follow


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Assurance Factory Conformance"

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    Former Employee - Quality FCA in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Quality FCA in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent company with very good pay and benefits. I retired after 38 years service and would recommend to anyone interested in a good career.

    Cons

    Shift work can be difficult at times, but there are opportunities to move around.

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management tend to play favors when it comes to promotion opportunities


  8. "Overall a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lot of chance to improve your skillset, Good benefis

    Cons

    Lots of shift work, and reviews of work came too seldom.


  9. "I enjoyed working for the company,good people to work with."

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    Former Employee - Production in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Production in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I had 14 years with this company,enjoyed my time there,great environment,nice employees,excellent benefits.

    Cons

    They don't rehire former employees with years of experience with medical problems,but yet we worked for them with the medical problems and had no problem preforming the jobs that was required by us!

    Advice to Management

    REHIRE US FORMER EMPLOYEES THAT HAS THE REQUIRED TRAINING AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE COMPANY !!! WE NEED A JOB TOO !!!


  10. "Maintenance"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Philip Morris USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work experience. Competitive salary right now that is

    Cons

    Starting to find ways of cutting back on benifits

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to give everything to the share holders and look at your workforce. These are the people that make the company what they are


  11. "The best job I ever had"

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    Former Employee - Production Worker in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay,good people,good future

    Cons

    Forced overtime,long hours,to many meetings

    Advice to Management

    Former employees need to be considered for rehire


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